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NDAC Approved as a National Accrediting Organization for ESRD

Today the Federal Register officially published CMS’s January 4, 2019 approval of National Dialysis Accreditation Commission as a national accrediting organization for ESRD. Thank you to the hard-working governmental officials who continue to diligently work through the back-log of work due to the recent federal government shut-down!

To read to full announcement titled, “Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Approval of an Application From National Dialysis Accreditation Commission for CMS Approval of Its End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facility Accreditation Program,” please visit: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/05/2019-01103/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-approval-of-an-application-from-national-dialysis-accreditation

For more information on the National Dialysis Accreditation Commission, call NDAC at 630-387-6680 or at info@ndacommission.com.


First NDAC Accreditation Survey
January 15, 2019 – (Greenville, Texas) Congratulations to American Renal Associates and the incredible team at Hunt County Dialysis Center in Greenville, TX on being the first NDAC accreditation survey completed with deemed status! Well done!!


Hunt County Dialysis Center in Greenville, TX

National Dialysis Accreditation Commission Becomes First Accreditation Organization to Receive Deemed Status for ESRD
January 9, 2019 – (Glen Ellyn, Illinois) National Dialysis Accreditation Commission, LLC (NDAC), an Accreditation Organization (AO) specializing in the dialysis industry, has received approval of deemed status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

With this approval, NDAC becomes the first AO in the country to be approved for deemed status for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Dialysis providers successfully completing NDAC’s accreditation process will now be awarded Medicare certification from CMS based on their accreditation with recommendation for deemed status by NDAC. Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, NDAC offers accreditation services in all 50 United States and U.S. territories.

Due to a lapse in appropriations, CMS was unable to follow routine protocol to announce its approval of NDAC’s application as an approved Medicare accreditation program for ESRD facilities in the Federal Register. Instead, CMS issued an approval letter with an effective date of January 4, 2019 directly to NDAC. Once funds are appropriated and the Federal Government resumes normal operations, this notice will be published in the Federal Register.

Co-Founder and Chief Compliance Officer Glenda Payne commented, “We are very excited to offer an alternative path to Medicare certification. We have hired a cadre of experienced dialysis nurses to conduct our surveys, providing a level of expertise and focus on high risk practices. Vigorous internal review of survey findings will ensure consistent implementation of our survey process. Our focus on strictly dialysis facilities will allow dramatic reduction in waiting times for initial surveys and predictable survey intervals for resurveys. We are delighted to be able to offer a better solution for dialysis patients and providers.”

“’Dialysis Accreditation by Dialysis Experts’ is a Company focus that we are incorporating into all aspects of our survey process, from the hiring of experienced dialysis surveyors to our patient-centered approach in our accreditation survey process,” commented Ms. Jennifer Vavrinchik, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. “Coupled with our industry-leading expertise, our accreditation standards largely mirror CMS’ Condition for Coverage for ESRD, so providers can be assured a familiar compliance experience when working with NDAC.”

“We are thrilled to lead the industry in being the first AO approved in the ESRD space,” said Curt Anliker, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We have developed a service offering that is tailored for not only the large dialysis organizations and the regional players, but also for the multi-site and single, independent dialysis providers. We look forward to delivering a best-in-class service with a team that is unparalleled in terms of dialysis experience.”

For more information, contact NDAC at 630-387-6680 or at info@ndacommission.com. Visit the NDAC website at www.ndacommission.com.

August 7, 2018 – (Baltimore, MD) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS has published in the Federal Register a notice acknowledging the receipt of an application from the National Dialysis Accreditation Commission (NDAC) for recognition as a national accrediting organization (AO) for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).  NDAC’s submission to CMS is the first application from a national accreditation body seeking approval as an accreditation program for ESRD facilities.
See:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/07/2018-16871/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-national-dialysis-accreditation-commission-ndac-for-approval-of-its

May 10, 2018 – (Glen Ellyn, IL) National Dialysis Accreditation Commission, LLC has announced that it has applied to CMS for deeming authority for Medicare Certification as a dialysis accreditation organization. NDAC is the only accreditation organization in the United States that exclusively serves the dialysis industry. NDAC is a dialysis accreditation organization formed and led by dialysis experts for dialysis providers.

EVENTS

October 2018 – Join NDAC at the annual conference of the National Renal Administrators Association in Boston, MA. Ms. Glenda Payne MS RN CNN and Ms. Jennifer Vavrinchik MSN, RN, CNN, Co-Founders of NDAC will be presenting an educational session on Accreditation Services. The NRAA meeting is scheduled for October 18-19,2018 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston, MA.

June 2018 –Join NDAC at the Renal Physician’s Association meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 23-24, 2018. Ms. Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN will be presenting on the Future of Accreditation in Dialysis.